Erik Naggum's Ideas and Principles

Good and Evil

The spread of knowledge and information so people can save time is good. The spread of guesswork masquerading as knowledge and disinformation that waste people's time is evil.

Some programs can destroy information, and drain it of its force by making it impossible for other programs to use it outside of that one program. Programs must present information to people so they can make the most use of it in all respects, particularly those that the programmer could not anticipate. Programs that speak languages that other programs understand are good. Programs that create their own languages and block understanding are evil, and must be terminated.

Erik Naggum